Radio On The Go Radio On The Go Liesener Robert L Sr of Eldora - Memorial Service September 3rd 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/214 - Memorial service for 80-year old Robert L Liesener, Senior of Eldora will be Wednesday (Sep 3) 1am at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora with private burial to be held. Robert Liesener Sr. passed away Thursday (Aug 28) at the V.A. Hospital in Des Moines.</p> Spurlin Patricia Formerly Union - Funeral Service September 2nd 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Funeral service for 85-year old Patricia Spurlin formerly from Union will be Tuesday (Sep 2) 10:30am at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora with burial in the Hauser Cemetery in Whitten. Patricia Spurlin passed away August 25th at the Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Florida.</p> Brochers Albert of Ackley - Funeral Service Pending 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Funeral service for 85-year old Albert Brochers of Ackley is pending with the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley. Albert Crochers passed away Friday (Aug 29) at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley.</p> Pingle Joyce Formerly of Iowa Falls - Funeral Service Pending 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Funeral service for 74-year old Joyce Pingel formerly of Iowa Falls is pending with the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. Joyce Pingel passed away Saturday (Aug 30) at the Bright Kavanaugh House in Des Moines.</p> Shaw Bertha of Meservey - Funeral Service September 2nd 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Funeral service for 71-year old Bertha Shaw of Meservy will be Tuesday (Sep 2) 10:30am at the Salem United Methodist Church in Meservey with burial in the Meservey Cemetery. Visitation Monday (Sep 1) 5 until 7pm at the Retz Funeral Home in Meservey and one hour prior to the service at the church. Bertha Shaw passed away Saturday (Aug 30) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.</p> Cy in Clarion Thursday for Tailgate Party 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Thursday (Sep 4), Wright County I-S-U Extension and Outreach is holding a special "Tailgate in the Park" event to help celebrate the 60th birthday of "Cy", the mascot for the Iowa State Cyclones. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/CY.jpg" alt="" width="145" height="294" />This year, Cy is making several appearances around the state to celebrate his birthday. Thursdays birthday party will run 5 until 6:30pm at Gazebo Park. The event features free hotdogs and chips, information on Extension programming, games, door prizes and a chance to meet Cy. In the event of inclement weather, the Tailgate in the Park will be held at the Wright County Extension Office in Clarion.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Butler County Kid Fest Set for September 20th 2014-08-31 <p>The Butler County Visions of Well Being is holding its annual Kid Fest next month in Allison. The event focuses on the health and wellness of children featuring activities for kids along with information for parents from area agencies and organizations that serve the Butler County area. The Butler County Kid Fest is geared toward children ages 10 and under. Parents must accompany their child to the event set for Saturday, September 20th, 11 am and 1 pm at the Fairgrounds in Allison. The Butler County Kid Fest is free to attend courtesy of funding from the Together 4 Families-Community Partnership for Protecting Children. A light lunch will be provided for the first 2-hundred people.</p> Preliminary Hearing Tuesday for Marshalltown Man Accused of Killing 3-Year Old Girl 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday (Sep 2) in Marshall County for a Marshalltown man charged with first degree murder and child endangerment in connection to the death of a 3-year girl earlier this month. 28-year old Branden Collins was watching 3 children on August 20th, including 3-year old Jossilyn Starn. Authorities alledge that Collins grabbed the girl by her arm and threw her to the floor causing head injuries from which she later died. Jossilyn is the daughter of Collins girlfriend. Branden Collins is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a one-million dollar bond.</p> Hospice Training in Wright County Begins September 29th 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Hospice of Wright County will be holding Volunteer Training next/later this month (Sep). Hospice is a type of care that focuses on chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patients pain and symptoms, by attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice volunteer training will begin Monday, September 29th and consist of 3 evenings and 1 Saturday. No cost to take the training, but pre-registration is required. Deadline to sign up for the Hospice of Wright County Volunteer Training is September 15th by contacting the Wright County Public Health Office.</p> Rural Iowa Waste Management Association of Eldora to Approve Cell Expansion Tuesday 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - Tuesday (Sep 2), the Rural Iowa Waste Management Association will hold a public hearing and special meeting on the proposed bidding requirements, contract documents and estimated cost of leachate tank replacement and cell expansion at the landfill site located near Eldora. The board is expected to approve plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost of said project followed by the acceptance of a bid and awarding of the contract. The Rural Iowa Waste Management Association public hearing/special meeting is Tuesday, 1pm at the office located at 20-488 "M" Ave, rural Eldora.</p> Coats For Kids Program Underway in Wright County 2014-08-31 <p>08/31/2014 - The annual "Coats for Kids" program is currently underway in Wright County. Low income families in need of coats for their children are encouraged to fill out a brief application form by September 19th. Once a family signs up, tags with the childs size and gender will be put on display at various banks throughout the county for citizens to pick up, purchase the coat then return the coat and tag for distribution in October. Monetary donations are also needed. "Coats for Kids" is a program of Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Eagle Grove. Tags will be available beginning this Tuesday (Sep 2). For more information call the office at 515-448-37-04.</p> Severe Thunderstorms Possible Across North Central Iowa Sunday 2014-08-30 <p>08/30/2014 - With many people traveling and spending time outdoors this weekend, the National Weather Service is forecasting the development of thunderstorms in northwestern Iowa beginning tomorrow (Sun.) afternoon and continuing through the overnight hours into Monday as they move across the state. At the present time the entire broadcast area has been put under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms tomorrow (Sun.). If the storms do become severe they will be capable of causing large hail, maybe over two inches in diameter, strong winds and a few tornadoes. Stay tuned to KLMJ/KQCR Radio for the latest forecast details.</p> Grundy County Highway Reopens After Bridge Project Completed 2014-08-30 <p>08/30/2014 - The Grundy County Engineers Office has informed KQCR News that Highway D-17, just east of Highway T-25, 7 miles west of Stout reopened to through traffic yesterday (Fri). Peterson Contractors, Incorporated of Reinbeck began repairing flood damage to the Buckgrove Bridge on Highway D-17 in mid-April. It has now reopened to traffic.</p> One Person Injured In Hardin County Motorcycle Accident 2014-08-30 <p>08/30/2014 - Yesterday (Fri.) afternoon the Hardin County Sheriffs Office was called out on the report of a motorcycle accident at the intersection of "Y" Avenue and county highway D-67 just southeast of Union. The motorcycle was driven by 35-year-old Joseph Wagner from the Union area. Union and Marshalltown Ambublances worked together to transport Wagner to a medical facility for treatment of unknown injuries.</p> Hearing Held For Mason City Man Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity 2014-08-30 <p>08/30/2014 - A 43-year-old Mason City man found not guilty by reason of insanity on a charge of first degree murder will be treated at the mental health institute in Cherokee. The state alleged Tom Barlas, Junior killed his father 73-year-old Tom Barlas, Senior in Mason City by stabbing him on July 18th, 2013. Barlas was found not guilty by Cerro Gordo County District Court Judge Gregg Rosenbladt on August 6th and ordered Barlas be taken to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale for further evaluation. Yesterday (Fri.) Rosenbladt agreed with a psychiatrist who evaluated Barlas that he be sent to Cherokee. Barlas has been diagnosed with several mental health issues including bipolar disorder, extreme psychosis and paranoia.</p> CARD Clubhouse Makes Donation to Butler County Relay for Life 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Marilyn Norton, Manager of the CARD Clubhouse presents a donation to A-C-S Relay for Life to Darlys Mennenga, Butler County Relay for Life Committee Member. Norton stated that the funds are from the CARD FUN-Day Tournament held in August. Red Metz originated the tournament and contributed to the fight against cancer as well. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Butler%20Relay%20Mennenga.jpg" alt="" width="415" height="304" />Mennenga stated that the Butler County Relay for Life certainly appreciates the donation and the continued support. The 2015 Butler County Relay for Life will be held on July 10th at the fairgrounds in Allison.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Photo Courtesy of Lucille Leerhoff, Publicity Chair for the Butler County Relay for Life.<br /><br /></p> Katy Flint Hired as Sheffield City Clerk 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - The City of Sheffield has hired a new city clerk. Katy Flint of Hampton will begin her duties as city clerk in Sheffield on September 11th. Flint has been working as manager of Cell Tech in Hampton for the past few years. Flint will fill the position vacated by Amanda Dannen who resigned in mid-July. Assistant Sheffield City Clerk, Valerie Borseth tells KLMJ News that 20 applications were received and considered for the city clerk job.</p> Farm Bill Meeting in Allison Rescheduled to September 10th 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Wednesdays (Sep 3) Farm Bill meeting scheduled to take place in Allison has been pushed back one week, to September 10th due to a scheduling conflict. The meeting will be led by Brandon Sowers from the local Farm Service Agency Office who will explain the 2014 farm bill and answer questions from attendees. The Farm Bill meeting in Butler County has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 10th 1:30 until 3:30pm at the extension office in Allison.</p> Clarions Heartland Museum Extends Hours Through September 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - The Heartland Museum in Clarion has announced that it will remain open through the end of September. Typically, the museum closes for the season following Labor Day weekend. But, Board President George Boyington says attendance has been so good, they want to keep the museum open a little longer to give the public an opportunity to see all the new exhibits. <img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="../uploaded/Big%20Bud.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="336" />One of the big attractions is "Big Bud", the worlds largest farm tractor which is on loan to the Heartland Museum for a limited time. The Big Red Shed, a new 16-thousand square foot building was added to display "Big Bud" along with around three dozen other antique and rare tractors. Other new exhibits include a new Railroad History room; a model of the U-S-S Constitution and a Victorian, glass-sided hearse. The new hours are Saturdays 1 until 4pm through September 27th. The Heartland Museum is located on Highway 3 West, Clarion. Admission is 6-dollars to tour the main building and 6-dollars to tour the Big Red Shed. <br /><br /><br />Right: Big Bud in downtown Clarion. Photo Courtesy of Heartland Museum.</p> 5th Annual Pit Row Pub Benefit Run to Benefit Sheffield Man 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Sunday (Aug. 31st), Pit Row Pub of Hampton is sponsoring its 5th annual Benefit Motorcycle Run that has helped local cancer patients with medical bills and other expenses. Jennifer Rooney, owner of Pit Row Pub, tells KLMJ News this years event will help raise money for 44-year old Lupe Munoz of Sheffield who is battling colon cancer. Registration is 11am until noon Sunday. The Benefit Run will leave Hampton at noon Sunday and pass through Meservey, Clear Lake, Mason City, Rockwell and Sheffield before returning to Hampton. Cost is $20 per person that includes a drink, meal, games and music at Pit Row Pub following the conclusion of the run. There will also be a silent auction. </p> Parkersburg Car Show Raises Over 5k for Local Charities 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - The Parkersburg Show and Shine held earlier this month was again a big success. According to organizers Jim and Sue Zierath (zee-rath), over 5-thousand dollars was raised for regional charities. Money raised through car show registrations, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle totaled 51-hundred 50 dollars. A big share of that will go to the Northeast Iowa Special Olympics with the remainder donated to the Ed Thomas Family Foundation and local Toys for Tots program. Award winners from this years show went to Dennis Wunsch of Greene for the Best of Show "Stock" with his classic Chevelle. Best of Show Modified went to Gary Hansen of Waterloo for his 1969 Camaro. There was a total of 243 vehicles registered for the 11th annual Show and Shine Fundraiser held at Miracle Park in Parkersburg.</p> A-P Wins Goodwill Challenge D-NH Wins Football Game 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Aplington-Parkersburg and Dike New Hartford once again participated in the Goodwill Industries Drive to Victory Program, created as a friendly rivalry off the field before the teams competed on the field last (Thu) night. The challenge was for the schools to collect more donations for Goodwill than their opponent. A-P Athletic Director, Jason Berkey tells KLMJ/KQCR News over 17-thousand pounds of items were collected between the two schools. A-P won the challenge and 1-hundred dollars for its scholarship fund for the second year in a row by collecting approximately 95-hundred pounds. Dike New Hartford fans donated around 79-hundred pounds for Goodwill Industries. On the field it was Dike-New Hartford taking the win last (Thu) night 27 to 7 over Aplington-Parkersburg.</p> Ackley Fires Its Police Chief 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Yesterday (Thu.) the Ackley City Council held a special meeting and voted 5-0 to terminate police chief Jeff Harnish. The Ackley council then approved the hiring of Brian Shimon as acting police chief. The Ackley City Council also approved the hiring of Todd Roszkowski as a police officer.</p> Spicer Gertrude M of Conrad - Funeral Service Pending 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Funeral service for 93-year-old Gertrude M. Spicer of Conrad is pending through the Anderson Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Gertrude M. Spicer passed away Thursday, August 28th at the Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad.<br /><br /><br /></p> Heronimus Thomas John of Grundy Center - Memorial Service September 2nd 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Memorial service for 77-year-old Thomas John "T-J" Heronimus of Grundy Center will be Tueday (Sep 2) 10:30am at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation Monday 4 until 7pm at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Thomas John "T-J" Heronimus passed away Thursday, August 28th at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.<br /><br /><br /></p> Hampton Man Barred From City Council Meetings 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - Last (Thursday) night the Hampton City Council barred Milton Heyde<br />from attending the Hampton City Council meeting due to a<br />perceived threat that Heyde made targeting elected city officials and<br />city employees. In a fax sent to the city Wednesday, Heyde asked the<br />council to declare August 18th as Cookie Thornton Day in memory of<br />Cookie Thornton of Kirkwood Missouri, 2008. Being unfamiliar with<br />the reference to Thornton, city staff discovered that he murdered five<br />people at a city council meeting in Kirkwood Missouri in 2008. Heyde<br />had requested time under public comment to address the council and was<br />scheduled to appear before the council for an appeal hearing reference<br />a nuisance abatement notice. Heyde was allowed to address the<br />council via telephone. Mr. Heyde addressed the council several times<br />over a 45 minute discussion with the council on his cell phone.<br />During the hearing City Attorney Megan Rosenberg informed Heyde that<br />pursuant to Iowa Code he is prohibited from entering any city property<br />including City Hall, the Police or Fire Departments, Public Works,<br />Street, Water, and Waste Water properties, all City Parks, the Aquatic<br />Center, the Library, Cemetery and Airport. Rosenberg stated that<br />Heyde could address elected officials and city staff via faxes sent<br />through city hall but that if he approached any elected city officials<br />or city employees he could be charged with assault and harassment.</p> <p><br /> * At the end of the public hearing the Hampton Council voted<br />unanimously to deny Heydes appeal and ruled that he must have the<br />property in question at 618 3rd Avenue South abated by Tuesday<br />morning, September 2nd at 9:00 a.m. or he will be cited and ticketed<br />for being in violation of Hampton City Code.</p> Floyd County to Appoint Temporary County Attorney September 9th 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - The Floyd County Board of Supervisors September 9th will make a temporary appointment for county attorney, to fill the position left vacant following the August 17th passing of Floyd County Attorney Norman D Klemesrud. Last week district court judge James Drew appointed second assistant county attorney William Baresel as acting county attorney until the supervisors can make the appointment. Baresel is on the November 4th general election ballot running as a Democrat for the Floyd County Attorneys position. Challenging him is Republican Rachel Gibney of Rockford and Ann Troge of Charles City who is running as a independent. Once the vote is canvassed the winning candidate will be sworn into office to become the next Floyd County Attorney.</p> One Person Dead in Mason City House Fire Wednesday Night 2014-08-29 <p>08/29/2014 - One person has died as the result of a house fire in Mason City Wednesday night. 62-year old Jesse Pierce who owned the home located in the 15-hundred block of Coolidge Avenue, was found lying on the floor inside the home when Police arrived on scene shortly before 11:30pm. Pierce was pulled from the home by officers and transported to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa where he later died. A second occupant, 59-year old Cherie McClemons was also found unconscious on the bedroom floor by firefighters. McClemons was also taken to Mercy and later transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Her condition is unknown. According to Fire Marshal, Mark Christianson the fire started in a recliner in the living room and was caused by a cigarette in an overturned ashtray that had fallen between the seat cushion and arm of the chair.</p> Prep Work Begins for Hamptons New Waster Water Treatment Plant 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - Contractors are beginning preparation for construction of the new waster water treatment plant in Hampton. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Treatment%20Plant%202.jpg" alt="" width="239" height="319" />This week, workers were burying sewer pipe that will carry untreated sewage from sewer mains out to the <img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="../uploaded/Treatment%20Plant1.jpg" alt="" width="298" height="291" />new plant that will be located on the southeast edge of Hampton. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Photos courtesy of KLMJ News.</p> Additional Charges Filed Against Slauson 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - More charges have been filed against a former Hampton woman accused of lying about her daughter having cancer. 30-year old Leatha Slauson of Atlantic, the former Leatha Carr was originally charged last week with one count of child endangerment causing bodily injury and distribution of drugs to a minor. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/slauson.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="293" />Yesterday (Wed), Slauson was charged with an additional count of child endangerment causing bodily injury and 10 counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs. According to authorities, in September 2013 Slauson claimed her 5-year old daughter was suffering from terminal cancer with a facebook and bank account set up for donations. Following an investigation it was determined the child was not suffering from any kind of illness. Slauson allegedly injected the child with a prescription drug and gave her cannabis oil. Preliminary hearing for Leatha Slauson is set for this Tuesday (Sep 2) in Atlantic. She remains held in the Cass County Jail on a 30-thousand dollar bond.</p> One Local Contested Race For Franklin County in November 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - The ballots are set for the November 4th General Election. In Franklin County, there will be one contested race, that for Franklin County Treasurer. On the ballot will be incumbent republican Chad Murray and Cindy Dirksen who was nominated by petition. The remainder of the local ballot includes all republicans - incumbent District 1 Supervisor Mike Nolte; Gary McVicker for District 2 Supervisor; incumbent Toni Wilkinson for Recorder and Brent Symens (simmons) for County Attorney.</p> Schrage Thomas C of New Hartford - Funeral Service September 1st 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - Funeral service for 95-year-old Thomas C. Schrage of New Hartford will be Monday, September 1st at 11am at the United Methodist Church in New Hartford. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in New Hartford. Visitation will be Sunday, August 31st from 4-7pm at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Thomas C. Schrage passed away Tuesday, August 26th at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Cedar Falls.<br /><br /><br /></p> Iowa Falls Student Not Injured in Accident Tuesday 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - Tuesday (Aug 26), Iowa Falls Police received the report of a 13-year old boy that had been hit by a vehicle near Rock Run Elementary in Iowa Falls. The report came into the police department from the childs mother, after he got home from school. The boy told police that he crossed the street between two stopped vehicles and when he got to the other side, one vehicle struck his right shoe, knocking him to the ground. The boy received minor scrapes in the incident and did not require medical treatment. Driver of the vehicle was later located. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle told police they were unaware the boy had been struck. No charges were filed.</p> Franklin County Republican Central Committee to Honor Tom Latham in September 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 -The Franklin County Republican Central Committee is hosting two big events next month including a special event for retiring U.S. Congressman, Tom Latham. The first is the "Franklin County Republican Party Party" Monday, September 8th. In attendance will be State Auditor, Mary Moisman; State Treasurer Candidate Sam Clovis; State Senate Candidate, Shawn Dietz along with local candidates. The event will include a free-will offering meal. The "Franklin County Republican Party Party" is Monday, September 8th, 5:30 until 7:30pm at Maynes Grove, south of Hampton and is open to the public. The Franklin County Republican Central Committee "Legacy of Leadership Day" will be Saturday, September 27th at Sheffields Ridge Stone Golf Club and will feature a 9-hole golf outing, meal and recognition ceremony for retiring U.S. Congressman Tom Latham, formerly from Alexander. Ticket information on the "Legacy of Leadership Day" will be released in coming days.</p> Schwebke Keith of Iowa Falls - Funeral Service August 30th 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - Funeral service for 87-year old Keith Schwebke of Iowa Falls will be Saturday (Aug 30) 3pm at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls with burial in the Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls. Visitation Friday 4 until 7pm at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. Keith Schwebke passed away Tuesday (Aug 27) at the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls.</p> Thornton Woman in Fair Condition Following Rollover Accident Wednesday Night 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - A Thornton woman is listed in fair condition this (Thu) morning at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City following a single vehicle rollover accident last (Wed) night north of Meservey. 28-year old Abbee Gappa was southbound on B-65 when she lost control of her vehicle on a curve, causing it to go into the ditch and roll into a cornfield. Gappa was transported by Mercy Air Life to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa for treatment of injuries. Officals at Mercy tells KLMJ News she is in fair condition this (Thu) morning. Gappa was cited for failure to maintain control and for not wearing a seat belt. Assisting agencies at the scene were the Meservey and Thornton E-M-Ts and Fire Departments, Hancock County Sheriffs Office and Mason City Fire Medics.</p> Four Vehicle Accident Injures One Person Near Sheffield 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - Yesterday (Wed.) afternoon the Iowa State Patrol investigated a four vehicle accident along highway 65 south of 240th Street near Sheffield. According to the accident report a semi-truck being driven by 34-year-old John Stier(stay-er) of Grand Meadow, Minnesota was northbound on highway 65 approaching a southbound farm tractor. An S-U-V driven by 65-year-old Anne Grady of Madison, Wisconsin, a truck driven by 36-year-old Matthew Schlachter of Iowa Falls and a motorcycle driven by 63-year-old Vonn Aaron of Hampton were all heading southbound behind the tractor. Schlachter failed to maintain control of his vehicle and caused collisons between all four vehicles. Grady was taken by Mercy Air Life to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City for treatment of unknown injuries. The Franklin County Sheriffs Office assisted at the scene.</p> Taste of Grundy Thursday in Grundy Center 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - The 3rd Annual Grundy Center Chamber of Commerce "Taste of Grundy" event is tomorrow (Thu). The event features live musical entertainment, Farmers Market, food samples from area restaurants and caterers along with wine and beer tasting. Theres also a Business and Organization Fair. The "Taste of Grundy", held on the courthouse lawn in Grundy Center runs 5:30 until 7:30pm with the farmers market open at 4:30. In the event of inclement weather, the "Taste of Grundy" will be relocated to the Community Center. Last years event, which is free and open to the public drew around 3-hundred people.</p> Broerman Nathan formerly Dumont - Funeral Service August 30th 2014-08-28 <p>08/28/2014 - Funeral service for 37-year-old Nathan Broerman of Stuart, Iowa formerly of Dumont, will be Saturday, August 30th at 10:30am at the St. Peters United Church of Christ, rural Geneva. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 29th from 4-7pm at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Dumont. Nathan Broerman passed away Tuesday, August 26th in Stuart.</p> Minnesota Man Charged With Terrorizing Children in Charles City 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - The Floyd County Attorneys Office has filed a terrorist charge against a Minnesota man following an incident at the Charles City Best Budget Inn on Sunday (Aug 24). <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Saxon.jpg" alt="" width="168" height="225" />According to a press release issued by Acting Floyd County Attorney, William Baresel, Charles City Police were called to the report of an intoxicated individual at the motel who was allegedly making threatening statements against school children. 48-year old Loren Saxon was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and 2nd offense public intoxication. Saxon remains held in the Floyd County Jail on a 6-thousand dollar cash only bond.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Winners of Sheffields People in the Park Grilling Contest Announced 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - Winners from Saturdays (Aug 23) grilling contest as part of Sheffields People in the Park event have been announced. Winner of the beef and baked beans division was Joe Perez and the Smokin Jokers of Belmond; Travis and Stacy Patterson of Mason City won three divisions: poultry, salsa and dessert; Al and Pam Foss with Backyard B-B-Q of Goodell took home first prize in the pork division with Jerry Donnenworth and Ira Deam from Sheffield winning the chili division. Sheri Bogue with Sheffield Betterment tells KLMJ News, despite the weather there was a good crowd for most of the day. The park was filled with kids of all ages who enjoyed having inflatables back in the park again. Levey the Great was also a big hit with everyone as was the Hepperly Band. Bogue says overall it was "a good day".</p> Schipper Trial Continued to November 4th in Allison 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - A new trial date has been set for a Butler County man charged on several counts of sex abuse and delivery of meth to a minor. <img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="../uploaded/Schipper.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="253" />46-year old Brian Schipper of New Hartford was arrested this past April on 2 counts of 3rd degree sex abuse and 4 counts of delivery of meth to a minor after a search warrant was executed at a residence in New Hartford. Trial for Schipper was to begin September 9th in Butler County District Court, but this week was continued until November 4th. Brian Schipper remains held in the Butler County Jail on a 420-thousand dollar bond. Delivery of methamphetamine to a minor is punishable by up to 99 years in prison on each count.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Cindy Dirksen Files for Franklin County Treasurer 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - Cindy Dirksen of Hampton has filed nomination papers to be on the November General Election ballot for Franklin County Treasurer. Dirksen will be on the ballot as nominated by petition challenging incumbent Republican Chad Murray who defeated Dirksen in the June Republican Primary by less than 40 votes. No-party Candidates have until 5 oclock tonight (Wed) to get on the November 4th ballot.</p> Butler County Conservation CanoeKayak Float September 13th 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - The Butler County Conservation Board is sponsoring a canoe and kayak float next month. Participants will meet at the Shell Rock Recreational Area along West Main Street in Shell Rock Saturday, September 16th at which time they will carpool to Rennings Landing to hear a short program on canoeing, kayaking and water safety before starting the float. A limited number of canoes and equipment will be available on a first come, first serve basis or participants can bring their own. The canoe and kayak float is a free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by noon Friday, September 12th by calling the Heery Woods Nature Center at 319-278-11-30. The Butler County Conservation Board canoe and kayak float is scheduled for September 13th.</p> Mason City Woman Sentenced To Prison For Arson 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - This week a 33-year-old Mason City woman was sentenced on a charge of second degree arson. Jacque Sue Paulsen was originally charged with first degree arson after the state alleged she set a fire inside an apartment in the 200 block of West State Street on April 21st of this year. No injuries were reported. Paulsen was sentenced for up to 10 years in prison and fined 1-thousand dollars.</p> Riedel Lois J of Newton - Memorial Service August 28th 2014-08-27 <p>08/27/2014 - Memorial service for 66-year-old Lois J. Riedel of Newton will be Thursday, August 28th at 2pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church west of Rowan. Private family burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 27th from 5-7pm at the Dugger Funeral Home in Belmond and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Lois J. Riedel passed away Sunday, August 24th at her home in Newton.<br /><br /></p> Trott Trial to Begin Tuesday in Clarion 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - The Trial for a Rockwell City man charged with the first degree murder of a Police Officer will begin this Tuesday (Sep 2) in Wright County District Court. 33-year old Corey Trott is alleged to have shot and killed Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting (bunting) in September 2013 following a standoff at Trotts home. Trott was to go on trial this past April, but the court ordered Trott to undergo a competency evaluation. In June Trott was found competent to stand trial. According to court records, a final pre-trial conference was yesterday (Aug 25), with Trotts to begin Tuesday (Sep 2) in Clarion on a change of venue. District Court Judge Thomas Bice will oversee the proceedings.</p> Asmus Paul Moritz of Webster City - Funeral Service August 30th 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - Funeral service for 99-year old Paul Moritz Asmus of Webster City will be Saturday (Aug 30) 11am at the Faith Lutheran Church in Shell Rock with burial in the Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Shell Rock in charge of arrangements. Paul Moritz Asmus passed away Monday (Aug 25) at the Crestview Care and Rehabilitation Center in Webster City.</p> Esther Elnora Hinds of Waverly - Funeral Service September 2nd 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - Funeral service for 95-year old Esther Elnora Hinds of Waverly will be Tuesday (Sep 2) 3pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with burial in the Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Esther Elnora Hinds passed away Sunday (Aug 24) at the Shell Rock Healtcare Center.</p> Hook Leola Mae of Grundy Center - Funeral Service August 28th 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - Funeral service for 96-year old Leola Mae Hook of Grundy Center will be Thursday (Aug 28) 10:30am at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland with burial in the Holland Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4 until 6pm at the Engelkes-Ables Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Leola Mae Hook passed away Saturday (Aug 23) at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.</p> Tornado Cleanup in Clarksville Nearly 100K 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - The City of Clarksville has spent nearly 1-hundred thousand dollars on clean up from two tornadoes that left their mark on the Butler County community on June 17th. City Clerk Larry Betts tells KLMJ/KQCR News that the city has spent just over 95-thousand dollars on cleanup to date, mainly for tree and debris removal. Betts says an estimated 70 trees were lost along with around 40 street signs. There was also some sidewalk damage. Stump removal has yet to be done. Betts says the city of Clarksville will be working with FEMA to recuperate some of the cost for cleanup.</p> Hampton Woman Charged With Child Endangerment Monday 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - A Hampton woman has been arrested on a child endangerment charge. 23-year old Juewll Rivera was arrested last (Mon) night at a residence in the 1-hundred block of First Avenue Northeast in Hampton. Hampton Police Captain Mark Morrison tells KLMJ News the charge stems from Rivera leaving a child in a residence alone. Morrison says Rivera has appeared in court and ordered held in the Hardin County Jail on a 15-hundred dollar bond.</p> Reiher Nominated by Petition to be on November ballot for Butler County Supervisor 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - There will be a race for Butler County District 3 Supervisor. Incumbent Supervisor Mark Reiher of New Hartford filed nomination papers today (Tue) with the Butler County Auditors Office and will be on the ballot in November, nominated by petition. Reiher was defeated in the June Republican Primary by Rusty Eddy of Parkersburg. Deadline for candidates running as no-party to get on the November 4th General Election ballot is 5pm tomorrow (Wed. Aug 27).</p> CAL Looking to Appoint New Board Member in September 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - CAL is looking for a new board member. At this months CAL School Board meeting, Beth Eddy submitted her resignation to the board stating that she has served a long time and would like to give others the opportunity. Superintendent Dwight Widen tells KLMJ News that the board is hopeful to fill the vacancy by appointment at the September School Board meeting. Eddys term on the CAL School Board expires in September, 2015.</p> New Shelter Complete at Rolling Prairie Bike Trail Head in Coulter 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - A new shelter has been installed at the trail head of the Rolling Prairie Bike Trail in Coulter. Bruce Harris, member of the Franklin County Conservation Board tells KLMJ News the shelter was made possible through support from the Coulter community by way of monetary donations and the volunteer labor of Butch Marshall Construction to build the structure. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Coulter%20Shelter.JPG" alt="" width="344" height="173" />In addition to the shelter, Coulter Mayor Jim Warwick along with Legion member Tom <img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="../uploaded/Coulter%20Shelter%20Cannon.JPG" alt="" width="292" height="145" />Teggatz were able to obtain a small Howitzer cannon to put on site with the City of Coulter currently seeking donations to install a flag pole with the Legion to furnish the flag. Other shelters located along the Rolling Prairie Trail include near the Vet Center west of Hampton courtesy of the Hampton Kiwanis, near Keiths Auto in Hampton by the Hampton Rotary Club and Harris says the board is looking at a shelter on the trails end in Hansel when that section of the trail is complete. <br /><br /><br />Photos Courtesy of KLMJ News.</p> Lauterbach Files to be on November Ballot for Hardin County Supervisor 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - Hardin County Supervisor, Brian Lauterbach has been nominated by petition and will be on the November General Election ballot. Two at-large seats are up for election in November for Hardin County Supervisors. Lauterbach came in third during the June Primary election behind incumbent Lance Granzow and former Hardin County Auditor Renee McClellan. The top two vote getters in November will be elected to the Hardin County Board of Supervisors. Those planning to run on the ballot as a non-party candidate have until the end of business tomorrow (Wed) to get on the November 4th General Election ballot.</p> Local Women Take Top Prize in State Fair Egg Decorating Contest 2014-08-26 <p>08/26/2014 - A couple of local women were the top two winners of the 17th annual Egg Decorating Contest held at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Egg%20first%20prize_1.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="379" />Mary Pruismann of Blairsburg came in first with Marion Smith of Eagle Grove in second place. <img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="../uploaded/Egg%20Second%20Prize_1.jpg" alt="" width="203" height="308" />The panel of 3 judges, which included Secretary of Ag Bill Northey, judged the eggs equally on Design, Artistic Merit, Creativity, Technical Merit and Effective Use of the Egg. Pruismann took home 5-hundred dollars with Smith banking 4-hundred dollars for their hand-decorated eggs that will be showcased at local libraries across the state. The Egg Decorating Contest is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.<br /><br /><br /><br />Left: First Place, Mary Pruismann of Blairsburg. Right: Marion Smith of Eagle Grove.</p> John Drury on November 4th Ballot for District 2 Cerro Gordo County Supervisor 2014-08-25 <p>08/25/2014 - John Drury from Swaledale has filed his nomination papers to run for Cerro Gordo County District 2 Supervisor. Drury, who came in third during the June Democratic Primary will be on the ballot as a no-party candidate. Doug Nelson and Casey Callananm both of Clear Lake will represent the Democratic and Republican parties respectively on the November 4th general election ballot for Cerro Gordo County District 2 Supervisor. No-Party candidates have until the end of business Wednesday (Aug 27) to file nomination papers with the county auditors office.</p> Preliminary Hearing for Leatha Slauson Set for September 2nd 2014-08-25 <p>08/25/2014 - A preliminary hearing for a former Hampton woman charged with child endangerment and distribution of drugs to a minor is scheduled for next week in Cass County District Court. 30-year old Leatha Kaye Slauson, the former Leatha Carr was arrested after Atlantic Police received information of possible child abuse. According to authorities, Slauson claimed her 5-year old daughter was suffering from terminal cancer with a facebook and bank account set up for donations. Preliminary results of the investigation which included the Department of Human Services indicate the child does not suffer from any life threatening illness. Slauson is being held in the Cass County Jail on a 30-thousand dollar bond on one count of felony child endangerment and for distribution of drugs to a person under the age of 18 on suspicion she gave the little girl cannabis oil. Preliminary hearing for Leatha Slauson is set for Tuesday, September 2nd.</p> Tripoli Man Charged For Eluding Bremer County Authorities Friday 2014-08-25 <p>08/25/2014 - A Tripoli Man has been charged after he tried to elude deputies in Bremer County this past Friday (Aug 22). Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett today (Aug 25) released charges against 20-year old Alexander Carl Buss that include: eluding police, no insurance, driving while suspended, excessive speed and driving on the wrong side of roadway. F<img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Alex%20Buss.jpg" alt="" width="275" height="367" />riday (Aug 22) morning, a Bremer County deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle operated by Buss for speeding on Highway 3 east of Readlyn. Buss refused to stop and a pursuit ensued with speeds in excess of 130-miles an hour. The pursuit continued north towards Tripoli with the motorcycle running into a Tripoli Police Department squad car, just southeast of Tripoli. Buss was transported to a Waterloo hospital for treatment and arrested upon discharge. Buss has also been charged with 2nd-degree theft for possession of stolen property. Additional charges are pending. Alexander Buss remains held in the Bremer Jail.<br /><br /><br /><br />Left: Alexander Buss, courtesy of Bremer County Sheriffs Office.</p> Doolaard Cornelius John of Eldora - Graveside Service at a Later Date 2014-08-25 <p>08/25/2014 - Graveside service for 94-year old Cornelius John Doolaard of Eldora will be held at a later date. Creps-Abels Funeral Home of Eldora in charge of arrangements. Cornelius John Doolaard passed away August 20th at Unity Point Health Center Allen Hospital in Waterloo.</p> Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County 2014-08-25 <p>08/25/2014 - Two Emerald Ash Borer larvae have been collected by a homeowner from a residential tree in Story City and have been positively identified as Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier. Story County is the thirteenth county confirmed with infestation of the E-A-B in the state. Earlier this month, Emerald Ash Borer was also confirmed in Boone County. The Iowa Department of Agriculture advises residents to contact Iowa E-A-B Team to have suspicious looking trees checked in counties not currently known to be infested. The State of Iowa will continue to track the movement of E-A-B on a county-by-county basis. Before a county can be officially recognized as infested, proof of a reproducing population is needed and an Emerald Ash Borer must be collected and verified by U-S-D-A entomologists.</p> Dierks Bentley to Join Blake Shelton at Forest City 2015 Tree Town Music Festival 2014-08-25 <p>08/25/2014 - Organizers for the second annual Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City has announced that Dierks Bentley will join Blake Shelton for the 2015 Memorial Day weekend concert. Early-bird, four-day passes are now on sale for 120-dollars with V-I-P tickets 5-hundred dollars through December 2nd. Camping is also available. Additional acts will be announced in the near future. The 2015 Tree Town Music Festival will run May 21st through the 24th. For more information visit</p> West Fork Coach Gabe Prepares For Return To Hometown of Greene 2014-08-24 <p>8/25/2014 - The curtain will rise on the football season for a couple of Corn Bowl Conference rivals Friday night when West Fork goes on the road for a Week 1 clash with North Butler. New head coach Eric Gabe has been installing a new system with the Warhawks, and the terminology that goes with it.</p> <p>Gabe isnt just a new head coach, hes also a Greene native who will lead his Warhawks team onto the field that he once called home. West Fork will enter the game with an athletic group on the lines, and theyll be up against a Bearcat team that has all five of its offensive linemen back.</p> <p>Friday nights kickoff at Dave Sturm Field in Greene is scheduled for 7 p.m.</p> Dike-New Hartford Prepares For Televised Thursday Throwdown With A-P 2014-08-24 <p>8/25/2014 - The football season will start in earnest for the Dike-New Hartford Wolverines this week as D-NH prepares to visit Aplington-Parkersburg in one of the states marquee regular-season games. The Wolverines held their annual meet-and-greet with the schools fall athletes Friday night.</p> <p>The game against Aplington-Parkersburg is always one of the premier games in the state of Iowa, but the excitement level has been ratcheted up for this years meeting. A-P and Dike-New Hartford will meet Thursday night in a game that will be televised across the state.</p> <p>Join Austin Draude, Galen Hoodjer and Joel McCall for Thursday nights game on 104.9 KLMJ, 98.9 KQCR and The opening kick is slated for 7 p.m. at Ed Thomas Field in Parkersburg, with our warmup show starting at 6:15.</p> AGWSR Rivalry With South Hardin Highlights Teams Week 1 Schedule 2014-08-24 <p>8/25/2014 - The first game of the 2014 season will feature one of the biggest rivalries of the year for the AGWSR football team. The Cougars will square off with North Iowa Cedar League counterpart South Hardin in the seasons first game as Skip Eckhardts team looks to repeat the success of a 9-2 season a year ago.</p> <p>AGWSR hosted Nashua-Plainfield in a canned-food scrimmage this past Friday night, featuring two physical teams in a hot and humid atmosphere in Ackley. Eckhardt says the two teams emphasize many of the same skills and strengths, but taking on a completely different group can expose a few weaknesses that need to be shored up before the opening game.</p> <p>AGWSRs home game against South Hardin kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night in Ackley. Austin Draude and Galen Hoodjer will have the call on 98.9 KQCR and, starting with our warmup show at 6:15.</p> Former Bronco Faaborg Returns To Lead B-K Volleyball Team 2014-08-24 <p>8/25/2014 - Former Belmond-Klemme Bronco volleyball player Leigh Faaborg is now the current Belmond-Klemme volleyball head coach, as she and the Broncos prepare for the start of the season. B-K lost three seniors off of last years team, all of whom saw limited playing time.</p> <p>All of the teams top hitters are back this season including all-conference attacker Mackenzie Tenold, who put together a .169 average at the net, but was one of the toughest serves to figure out in the North Iowa Conference. Faaborg played at B-K more than a decade ago and took on a playing career at Wartburg College.</p> <p>Belmond-Klemmes first match will pit them against CAL this week in a Thursday night match. The opening serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., following the JV match in Belmond.</p> North Iowa Bulls Warm Up Bus For Seven-Game Exhibition Schedule 2014-08-24 <p>8/25/2014 - The members of this years North Iowa Bulls junior hockey team have settled in and are ready for a long preseason prior to the teams first official game on September 20. The Bulls held a meet-and-greet for the players and their host families in Mason City on Saturday before the team heads on the road to play the North American Hockey Leagues Janesville Jets on Friday and Saturday.</p> <p>North Iowa is coming off a second straight appearance in the USA Hockey junior national championship last year, coming up one game short of bringing back-to-back titles home to the listening area. Games against NAHL teams in Janesville and Austin are on the schedule, as well as a weekend series at Iowa State University.</p> <p>North Iowa will start the season with 11 straight road games before taking the home ice on October 24 against the St. Louis Junior Blues.</p> Cedar Valley Again Boasts Strong Results For Anglers 2014-08-24 <p>8/24/2014 - Rivers and lakes in the Cedar Valley have continued to produce some of the best fishing in this part of the state with the Labor Day holiday now just a week away. Casting and retrieving crank baits has helped largemouth bass anglers at Big Woods Lake near Cedar Falls bring in good results. Walleye, channel catfish and smallmouth bass catches have all been positive along the Cedar and Shell Rock Rivers, with the best results coming in shallower water. Crankbaits or half a nightcrawler tipped on a jig will work well for bringing in walleye, especially on the Shell Rock.</p> <p>Largemouth bass and muskie are bringing in the best catch at Brushy Creek Lake near Webster City, but yellow bass and channel catfish are providing the best news at Clear Lake and Lake Cornelia near Clarion. At Lake Cornelia, some channel catfish of up to two pounds have been caught around the dawn and dusk hours.</p> <p>For fishing reports from lakes and rivers across the state of Iowa, visit</p> Weather Cuts Restoration Run Participation in Half 2014-08-24 <p>8/24/2014 - The Beeds Lake Restoration Run saw sharply lower participation numbers in 2014, amid stormy weather conditions and a half-hour delay Saturday morning. Around 150 runners finished the 5K, 10K and half-marathon, with another 60 kids participating in the 1K Tadpole Trot. Race organizer Jeremy Bidwell says the turnout was roughly half of what recent races have drawn, with the weather slowing down walk-up registrations significantly.</p> <p>The overall winner in the Restoration Run 5K was Carter Asche with a time of 18:26, and the overall female winner in the 5K was Mandi Pralle, clocking in at 24:31. The overall winners in the 10K were Lauren Stokke in 44:38 and Peter Somerville with a time of 45:42. The top male and female runner in yesterdays half-marathon were Patrick Olmstead, finishing in 1:27:54, and Alyssa Arendss time of 1:37:35.</p> H-D Tightens Academic Standards With Weekly Student-Athlete Grade Checks 2014-08-24 <p>8/23/2014 - Student-athletes at Hampton-Dumont will be held to a higher academic standard starting this fall season in hopes of keeping them on track in the classroom. H-D Middle and High Schools will conduct grade checks on student-athletes each Thursday, and students with at least one failing grade will be ruled ineligible to compete until the next weeks grade check.</p> <p>That new policy was approved at this past weeks H-D school board meeting. Under state law, Iowa students who are failing at least one class at the end of an official grading period are ruled ineligible for 30 days. According to Boock, Hampton-Dumonts new policy will be more stringent than the state policy, but will not supersede it.</p> Thursday Game Cuts A-P Preparation Time Short Ahead of Week 1 2014-08-24 <p>8/23/2014 - The 2014 Aplington-Parkersburg football team got under the lights for the first time Friday night, but the Falcons wont have the Friday night lights above them for their Week 1 game. Theyll meet Dike-New Hartford on Thursday, in one of the states first high school football games this season.</p> <p>Pollock says the offensive line is pretty much set going into A-Ps first game, and Corbin Brungard may find some company at the quarterback position once the season officially gets underway. Thursdays game in Parkersburg will air live on 104.9 KLMJ, 98.9 KQCR and, starting with our warmup show at 6:15 p.m. Austin Draude, Galen Hoodjer and Joel McCall will have the call. The opening kick is slated for 7:00.</p> H-D Looks Back at Scrimmage With Roland-Story Ahead To Visit To IF-A 2014-08-24 <p>8/23/2014 - After Hampton-Dumonts trip to Roland-Story for Friday nights Gatorade scrimmage, the H-D football team is looking ahead at only their Week 1 game against Iowa Falls-Alden. The Bulldogs offensive and defensive units each ran about 20 plays in their scrimmage against the Norsemen Friday night.</p> <p>H-D heads to Iowa Falls-Alden for their first game on Friday night, and will be on the hunt for a win to open their season. Shafraths team hasnt had to worry as much about position battles this season with nine starters back on both sides of the ball.</p> <p>Fridays game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Cadet Field in Iowa Falls. That game is also our Friday night feature on 104.9 KLMJ and Our pregame show starts at 6:45.</p> Iowa Falls-Alden Set to Host Hampton-Dumont In Week 1 Opener 2014-08-24 <p>8/23/2014 - The Iowa Falls-Alden football team is counting down the days to the start of the 2014 season and its annual rivalry game against Hampton-Dumont. H-D snapped a three-game losing streak against the Cadets in last years meeting, taking a 34-20 win.</p> <p>Iowa Falls-Alden held its intrasquad Gatorade scrimmage Friday night at Cadet Field, allowing Cadet fans to get their first looks at Brandon Bonde and Jagger Olson after the two returned from injuries that kept them out of action last year.</p> <p>IF-A hosts Hampton-Dumont next Friday night at Cadet Field in Iowa Falls. Its our Friday night feature on 104.9 KLMJ and, starting with our warmup show at 6:45 p.m. The opening kick of the 2014 season for both teams is scheduled for 7:30.</p> Grundy Center Native Bergman Returns To Work With Local Hall Induction In Hand 2014-08-24 <p>8/23/2014 - High school students and faculty across Iowa headed back to class this past week, and one lucky member of the Iowa City West High School teaching faculty headed back as a Grundy Center Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Trojans physical education teacher and boys basketball coach Steve Bergman was inducted this summer after starting his basketball career as a player for the Spartans in the mid-1970s. He helped Grundy Center to a second-place finish at the state tournament in 1975.</p> <p>For that matter, Bergman has had a notable coaching career, leading Iowa City West to the last three state 4A titles. The most recent championship came against an unrated West Des Moines Valley team coached by Mason City native Jeff Horner. He has since taken a job as an assistant coach at the University of North Dakota.</p> <p>Bergman will come into the 2014-15 season with 475 wins as a varsity head coach.</p> Grundy Center Football Brings Back Talent Depth At Skill Positions 2014-08-24 <p>8/22/2014 - The Grundy Center football team won seven games during the 2013 season, winning their first playoff game in a quarter-century in Brent Thorens second year back with the program. Thoren is starting his third year in Grundy Center and he says with 36 players out for football this year, his program has the right range of talent to make a deep run, but will have to beware of injuries.</p> <p>Grundy Center will have several talented skill players back on both sides of the ball. Brock Rohler will begin his third year as the teams starting quarterback, and Jordan Stoner will return after spending his 2013 campaign picking apart opposing coverages.</p> <p>Grundy Centers first game this year will see Montezuma visit Spartan Stadium next Friday night. The opening kick is scheduled for 7 p.m.</p> ECC English Professor Rottink Takes Over IF-A Boys Cross Country Program 2014-08-24 <p>8/22/2014 - The Iowa Falls-Alden boys cross country team will have a new leader this year, one who last coached the sport over a decade ago. Ellsworth Community College English professor and Grundy Center native Mike Rottink is the teams new head coach, after serving as the head coach at Lake Mills in 1999.</p> <p>Hell have plenty to work with during the upcoming season. 14 runners are out for this years Cadet cross country team, including sophomore Landon Boomsma. Boomsma was the teams top runner last year as a freshman, just missing the top 20 at the North Central Conference meet.</p> <p>That meet is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. start at Maynes Grove County Park, south of Hampton.</p> Dike-New Hartford Boys Hunt Third District Title in a Row 2014-08-24 <p>8/22/2014 - The Dike-New Hartford football team has come away with two consecutive district championships in Class 1A, but the Wolverines will be hard-pressed to make it three in a row. This years team features less experience than the past few Wolverine rosters, but head coach Don Betts says with 68 players out, the sheer numbers on the roster will be better than theyve ever been.</p> <p>Much of the rushing attack from last season is gone, as are quarterback Carson Parker, placekicker Byron Fritch, and top receivers Gabe Eiklenborg and Levi Lynch. D-NH will have three of their starting six back on the offensive line, and running back Connor Ragsdale will team up with quarterback Connor McCleary in bringing back at least some varsity experience from 2013.</p> <p>Dike-New Hartford will hold its annual Meet the Athletes night in the high school multi-purpose room tonight, prior to the Wolverines first game next Thursday night at Aplington-Parkersburg.</p> Week Zero Eliminated in 2014 Preseason Football Scrimmages Abound 2014-08-24 <p>8/22/2014 - No Week Zero football games are on the schedule in the state of Iowa this year, making tonight a popular evening for teams to hold their fall sports kickoff festivities. Hampton-Dumont will travel to Roland-Story for a Powerade scrimmage starting with the ninth-grade team at 5:30. The varsity football team will get on the field around 7:00. CAL is also on the road for a 7 p.m. scrimmage at Cedar Valley Christian in Cedar Rapids.</p> <p>Clarion-Goldfield will hold an intrasquad football scrimmage tonight, as will Iowa Falls-Alden. The IF-A football teams ninth-grade scrimmage is at 5:30 at Cadet Field, followed by varsity at 6:30. North Butler will have its Gatorade scrimmage for the varsity at 5:00 this afternoon, followed by the football scrimmage at 6:00 in Greene. AGWSR football will scrimmage against Nashua-Plainfield tonight at 6 p.m. in Ackley, and West Fork will travel to Mason City Newman to take part in the Knights fall sports preview, starting at 6:00.</p> West Fork Boys XC Looks To Climb From 2013 State Runner-Up Finish 2014-08-24 <p>8/22/2014 - The West Fork boys cross country team wont merely be satisfied with repeating their runner-up finish at last years Class 1A state meet in Fort Dodge. The Warhawks have their sights set on a state title as they bring five of their top six runners back from last year.</p> <p>Senior Peyton Twedt finished second in the individual race last year, with Jacob Hansen posting a top-10 showing as a freshman. The girls team will be one to watch as well, following a Corn Bowl Conference championship.</p> <p>West Forks first meet is at the Mason City Newman meet on Tuesday, September 2. That meet is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. start at the Mercy West campus in Mason City.</p> Full KLMJ KQCR Sports Broadcast Schedules Available Online 2014-08-24 <p>8/21/2014 - KLMJ and KQCRs sports broadcast schedules for this fall have been finalized, and are now online at Nineteen regular-season football games are part of this years schedule, including next Thursday nights Channel Seeds Ag Bowl between Dike-New Hartford and Aplington-Parkersburg. That game will be simulcast on 104.9 KLMJ and 98.9 KQCR. All Hampton-Dumont road games are on the KLMJ schedule again this year, beginning with their Week 1 game at Iowa Falls-Alden. All five A-P road games will air live on 98.9 KQCR.</p> <p>Ten area high school volleyball teams will have at least one match on Radio On The Go this season, starting with the Franklin County Triangular September 2 between H-D, CAL and West Fork. This years regular-season volleyball schedule features a total of nine matches spread over seven dates.</p> <p>As part of our Saturday broadcast schedules, all Iowa State football games return to 104.9 KLMJ, and all Northern Iowa football games return to 98.9 KQCR for another fall season. All local high-school broadcasts will also stream live at</p> High-Powered Offensive Unit Returns For South Hardin 2014-08-24 <p>8/21/2014 - The 2013 season was a season of many firsts for the South Hardin football team: the first year of Tiger varsity football after playing a JV schedule in 2012, the first year of Barry Scotts tenure as head coach, and the first year of varsity ball for many of Scotts players. South Hardin went 2-7 last season, with a few close calls that got away from the Tigers late in their ballgames.</p> <p>Nine seniors graduated from Scotts team last year, but much of the teams high-powered offense is back, including quarterback Sam Shindelar. The Tigers signalcaller racked up over 1,600 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in his junior year, and four of his five receivers are also coming back in 2014.</p> <p>South Hardin will scrimmage Hudson Friday night before traveling to AGWSR for their first game next week. Their Week 1 game is our Friday night feature on 98.9 KQCR and The opening kick in Ackley is scheduled for 7:00.</p> 21 Seniors Highlight 2014 Football Roster at CGD 2014-08-24 <p>8/21/2014 - If there is one thing Paul Hansch will not lack during the 2014 football season at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, it is senior leadership. 21 seniors are on the CGD roster, a year after a 3-6 season kept the Cowboys from a fourth straight appearance in the Class 2A playoffs.</p> <p>51 players will be on Hanschs roster this season, including quarterback Trenton Sann and running back Zach Pogge. The pair landed two of the three top rushing spots in a pass-heavy district race. They and all of CGDs returners are a year older, a year stronger and a year faster.</p> <p>Clarion-Goldfield-Dows will hold an intrasquad Gatorade scrimmage at the stadium in Clarion on Friday. The opening kick in their Week 1 game at Eagle Grove is scheduled for 7 p.m.</p> Five Sophomores Return for Suljics ECC Volleyball Team 2014-08-24 <p>8/21/2014 - The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team has seen plenty of turnover as the Panthers prepare for their first matches of the year. Five sophomores are back for Melanie Suljic following a 2013 season that saw ECC go 14-25. Six of their wins came on the home floor.</p> <p>The front row will see quite a bit of retooling, after the departure of all five of the Panthers top attackers. Puerto Rico native Dara Santiago will be ready to step in as the teams top setter, though, and Madison Grabau will be called upon to lead the back-row play.</p> <p>The first tests of the year for ECC will come this weekend at the Ridgewater College tournament in Willmar, Minnesota. Ellsworth will play four matches there before hosting Kirkwood next Wednesday.</p> Competition For Playing Time Remains Fierce For H-D Volleyball 2014-08-24 <p>8/21/2014 - The battle for playing time is wide-open among the Hampton-Dumont volleyball team after a four-win season in 2013. Six letterwinners are back from last season, and the Bulldogs lose only one of their top hitters following the graduation of Lexi Sorenson.</p> <p>Sorenson also led last years team in digs, but the holes in the back row will largely be filled by Maddie Mason and Catie Corsello. The team played in a scrimmage at Saint Ansgar over the weekend.</p> <p>Hampton-Dumonts first matches of the year are scheduled for Tuesday, September 2 against CAL and West Fork in the annual Franklin County Triangular. The first match between the Cadets and Warhawks starts at 5 p.m. H-D will play in the second and third matches.</p> Saturday Rains Account For 60 Percent of Hamptons August Rainfall 2014-08-24 <p>08/24/2014 - With a week left in the month, 2.89 inches of rain has been recorded at the KLMJ/KQCR Radio Studios in Hampton. Rain has fallen on 11 of 24 days this month. The most rain, 1.71 inches of precipitation was recorded in the past 24 hours. The high temperature for the month, 88 degrees was recorded on August 18th, the low for the month, 54 degrees was recorded on the morning of the 12th. The average high temperature for August has been 81 degrees, the average low temperature 62.</p> Waverly Pocahontas Residents Arrested Overnight in Hardin County 2014-08-24 <p>08/24/2014 - Last night Hardin County Sheriffs deputies arrested 43 year old Tanya Hanks of Waverly for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Hanks was transported to the Hardin County Jail in Eldora and held overnight for a court appearance today. Last night Hardin County deputies arrested 22 year old Coty Marshall Miler of Pocahontas for driving with a suspended license. Miler was also held overnight for a court appearance today.</p> <p>Yesterday afternoon the Hardin County Sheriffs Department took a report of the theft of items including a ten horse long shaft mercury outboard motor taken from a rural Iowa Falls residence in the 18 thousand block of Highway 65, and they took a report of the theft of mud flaps taken off a truck that had been parked at Alden Automotive and Repair. Those incidents remain under investigation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> TV Bracelet Stolen From Butler County Home 2014-08-24 <p>08/24/2014 - <span lang="EN">Yesterday morning just before 10:30, Butler County Sheriffs deputies received the report of a theft at a home in the 800 block of First Street in Dumont. According to the Sheriffs department, no one currently lives at the residence. A 17-inch television and a silver bracelet were reported stolen, with a combined value of around $1,800.</span></p> <p> </p> Griffiths James N of Grundy Center - Funeral Services August 25 2014-08-24 <p>08/24/2014 - Funeral services for 78-year-old James N. Griffiths of Grundy Center will be Monday (Aug. 25) at 11:00 a.m. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland. Visitation will be Monday (Aug. 25) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Richardson Funeral Home in Cedar Falls is in charge of arrangements. James N. Griffiths passed away Friday (Aug. 22) at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center.</p> Christiansen Charles C of Dike - Funeral Services August 25 2014-08-24 <p>08/24/2014 - Funeral services for 76-year-old Charles C. Christiansen of Dike will be Monday (Aug. 25) at 10:30 a.m. at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls. Burial will be in the Stout Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Dahl Van Hove Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. Charles C. Christiansen passed away Wednesday (Aug. 20) at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.</p> Part Of The Mason City Walmarts Roof Damaged 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - At 8:18 this (Sat.) morning the Mason City Fire Department was called out on the report of a roof collapse at the Mason City Walmart. When firefighters arrived they found an employee was trapped inside a semi-trailer and also discovered a gas leak. The employee was assisted out of the area and the gas to the building was shut off. The roof collapse was in the southeast area of the building where the loading dock is located. This incident occurred during a period of extremely heavy rain and the investigation continues. The building will be closed to anyone until a structural engineer is able to assess the building. Mason City firefighters were on the scene for over three hours.</p> Sells Paula of Grundy Center - Funeral Service August 26th 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Funeral service for 97-year-old Paula Sells of Grundy Center will be Tuesday, August 26th at 1:30pm at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:30-1:30pm at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Paula Sells passed away Thursday, August 21st at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center.<br /><br /><br /></p> DeYounge Sharon of Hampton - Funeral Service Pending 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Funeral service for 70-year-old Sharon DeYounge of Hampton is pending through the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Sharon DeYounge passed away Saturday, August 23rd at the Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. </p> 32 Artists to Display at Reinbeck Art Festival September 27th 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - 32 up-and-coming artists will be displaying and selling their art pieces at the 3rd annual Reinbeck Art Festival next month. The Reinbeck Art Festival features a variety of works by juried artists including ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, sculptures, watercolors, wood and more. The art festival also includes childrens art activities, live music and door prizes. The Reinbeck Art Festival is Saturday, September 27th, 9am until 4pm in downtown Reinbeck. The event and all activities are free to the public. Artist spotlights and more information can be seen on the Reinbeck Art Festival facebook page.</p> Monarch Tagging at Calkins Nature Center September 2nd 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - As fall approaches, monarch butterflies are preparing to head south. September 2nd, the Calkins Nature Center will host its annual monarch butterfly tagging event. Prior to tagging the butterflies, there will be a short educational program on the butterflys life cycle and migration patterns. <img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="../uploaded/Butterfly%20Tagging.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="188" />Interpretive Park Ranger, Christopher Barber tells KLMJ/KQCR News that there will be some butterflies in cages for the younger kids to tag, otherwise participants will have a net to catch their own. The Calkins Nature Center partners with Monarch Watch out of the University of Kansas to conduct the tagging event. Barber says participants will catch the monarchs and place a tiny sticker that identifies where the butterfly was tagged on its wing. The Monarch butterfly tagging program is Tuesday, September 2nd, 6 p.m. at the Calkins Nature Center, located on 135th Street on the southwest edge of Iowa Falls. The event is free and open to the public.</p> Wright County Republican Fundraiser Held Friday in Clarion 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Nearly sixty people attended the annual Wright County Republican fundraiser last (Fri) night at Waters Edge near Lake Cornelia. Besides the meal, candidates, candidate representatives, and elected officials at the county, state and national levels spoke briefly of their government service and/or candidacy. <img style="margin: 10px; float: left;" src="../uploaded/Wright%20RepublicanI.jpg" alt="" width="425" height="319" />Nearly two dozen pies were sold at the popular pie auction. County Republicans will be opening their campaign headquarters on Tuesday, September 2nd at East Central Avenue in Clarion (former location of Caylers Auto Supply; most recently Joans Upholstery), west of Wright County Motors, for the balance of the 2014 election season.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Far right, Bob Malloy who emceed the event, chats with State Auditor Mary Mosiman and State Republican Co-Chair Dr. Cody Hoefert. Photo Courtesy of Karen Weld.</p> North Iowa Man Arrested For Violating State Sex Offender Registry 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Yesterday (Fri.) the Mason City Police Department arrested 25-year-old Glen Eugene More the Third for failing to comply with requirements of the state sex offender registry. More had been arrested for various offenses in the past but he always used the name Christopher Shane More for several years. He was convicted of a sex offense in Worth County and sent to the BeJe Clark Halfway House where he was also placed on the state sex offender registry as Christopher Shane More. Within the past year, More allegedly presented a birth certificate and Social Security card to a D-O-T station and was issued state identification identifying him as Glen More the Third. More failed to disclose his true name or aliases when he was placed on the registry. More is being held today (Sat.) in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.</p> Morgan Lyle of Sioux City - Family Memorial Service August 24th 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Family memorial service for 82-year-old Lyle Morgan of Sioux City, formerly of Clarion, will be Sunday, August 24th at 3pm at the Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard. Burial will be in the Craig Cemetery in Craig, Iowa. The Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard is in charge. Lyle Morgan passed away Thursday, August 21st at the Hubbard Care Center.<br /><br /><br /></p> Wilmer Thelma May of Iowa Falls - Funeral Service August 25th 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Funeral service for 87-year-old Thelma May Wilmer of Iowa Falls will be Monday, August 25th at 10:30am at the St. Mark Catholic Church in Iowa Falls. Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Williams. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30-10:30am at the church. The Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is in charge. Thelma May Wilmer passed away Friday, August 22nd at her home in Iowa Falls.<br /><br /><br /></p> Franklin County G-O-P Nominates Hampton Man To Run For County Supervisor 2014-08-23 <p>08/23/2014 - Last (Fri.) night the Republican Party in Franklin County held a special convention in Hampton to nominate a candidate to be on the November general election ballot. Gary McVicker of Hampton was nominated to be on the ballot for the district 2 seat on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. Seven delegates were in attendance and all seven voted for McVicker. This past week Jerry Plagge of Latimer withdrew his name to be on the ballot for the district 2 seat. District 2 covers Lee, Hamilton, Marion and Reeve Townships along with the western half of the city of Hampton.</p>